Matt Barber spent 10 years paddling, portaging and swimming in Northern Ontario, including 5 years as a trip leader at Northwaters/Langskib Wilderness Programs. While there, he saw firsthand the power of wilderness programs on shaping adolescents into strong, caring, compassionate adults. Outside of the north woods, Matt is a Boston-based investor and dad.
As a teenager and college student, Colby spent his summers up at Northwaters Langskib both as a participant and a leader for four years. After graduating from Hamilton College in 2007, Colby worked for Archery Capital, a boutique fund-of-funds based in Manhattan, and Blue Flame, a start-up event marketing agency. Colby spent 3.5 years at R/GA and has worked on a variety of financial services, technology and consumer accounts including Goldman Sachs, Intel, Samsung and MakerBot. He followed his passion for emerging technology to MakerBot, eventually running their global marketing org. as Vice President and head of marketing. Colby came back to R/GA in 2016 to build an innovation and brand consultancy, and he leads global operations for Business Transformation as Executive Director. Colby is a world traveler who has a passion for exploring that was cultivated in the woods of Canada, but when he's not traveling, he lives in New York City with his wife, Jamie and daughter, Waverly.
Liv spent 11 wonderful summers up at Northwaters Langskib both as a participant and a leader for another seven years. She is passionate about the wilderness and its power in cultivating and providing life-changing experiences for the youth. Her sense of adventure has always led her to travel and try new things, including moving to New York City. Liv holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University and an Master of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is currently a Creative Director working in advertising. She lives in Brooklyn with her Husband, Craig where they enjoy cooking, theater and traveling the world together.
Savannah has been paddling with Northwaters since she was 14, first as a participant and then as a leader for 8 summers. She believes in the importance of wilderness travel and its ability to empower youth and help them grow into confident and independent adults. Savannah grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and attended Columbia University in New York City where she graduated with a degree in Film Studies. After working for various production companies and filmmakers, Savannah will be pursuing graduate studies in psychology at The New School for Social Research.
At 13 years old, Lucas spent his first of 8 summers at Northwaters Langskib where the beautiful wilderness sparked his passion for the outdoors. After leaving Northwaters Langskib, Lucas graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Business Marketing. Lucas has spent the last 4 years working at R/GA, one of New York City’s leading digital advertising agencies where he worked on a number of technology, financial services, and consumer accounts. Currently, Lucas leads production for the Global Sports Venture Studio, a platform built to help drive innovation in the sports ecosystem. When he’s not working, Lucas spends his time exploring the world, snowboarding, and golfing with family.
Judith Pelletier Tanguay
Judith first participated in a Northwaters program aged 13. Immediately, she felt at ease in the wilderness and empowered by the community she was now a part of. Judith spent 15 summers at Northwaters, first as a participant, then a guide, before eventually joining the management team. Judith spent many years living abroad, but eventually her passion for outdoor education lead her to Kamloops, BC where she graduated from Thompson Rivers University with an Adventure Guiding & Management Diploma. Judith currently works in Vancouver and works for Outward Bound Canada as the British Columbia Program Manager.
Rob is currently Vice President of Business Development for IMI Automation, which provides technology installations in warehouses for Fortune 500 companies such as Amazon, Tesla and FedEx. As a division head, he credits his numerous years in the Temagami Wilderness for giving him a foundation in leadership and organizational development. His son Hudson happily occupies most of his free time when he’s not training in the gym.
Josh spent the first nine years of his life in Toronto. In 2001 his family moved to Central Mexico and settled in the town of San Miguel de Allende. Through an effort to maintain a connection to canada, his family sent him to Langskib at the age of 12. Since then he has not spent a summer away from Temagami. He went to university in Thunder bay Ontario where he studied Outdoor Recreation Parks and Tourism, at Lakehead. It was there where he discovered his love for Rock & Ice Climbing. This passion has taken him all over North America and to Asia. Now living on Ottawa, Josh works for Northwaters as the Director of Operations and continues to make his yearly trip up to camp.
Dylan, born and raised in Philadelphia, spent his first summer at Langskib when he was 11 years old. He returned every summer thereafter, first as a participant, and then a leader, until he was 24 years old. He attended the University of Vermont and graduated in 2013. In 2014, Dylan began the pursuit of his legal career at the Drexel University School of Law. He is now an Associate Attorney at DLA Piper in their Corporate group. While Dylan would still prefer to spend his summer months in Temagami, the lessons learned and the experiences gained through his life cycle at NWL forever remain a guiding light both personally and professionally. Dylan enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and watching the 2018 Super Bowl Champion, Philadelphia Eagles.
Sidey is currently working as the Research Lead for a First Nation Development Corporation, focusing on community economic development in Whitehorse Yukon. She will be starting an MA in Political Science this September, for which her research will be directed toward examining the relationship between economic development and social well-being in northern First Nation communities. Prior to her work in the Yukon Sidey graduated with a bilingual degree in Political Science, and spent 8 years working as a guide for Northwaters Langskib. She can confidently say that she would not be the person she is today without the influence of the Northwaters program, and as a member of the Board she is dedicated to providing the same opportunity for others. In her spare time Sidey loves to paddle and rock-climb, and has her hands full with a newly adopted puppy.